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“Consistently great food with attitude”

Restaurant Chez Doval
Ranked #1,348 of 5,944 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Reviewed April 19, 2012

If you want to have a dependably delicious meal, then go to Chez Doval. The roasted chicken, grilled sardines and the rice pudding are my favourites (yes, I said rice pudding; it's Mediterranean style), and their soup of the day is a homemade delight. Lunchtime is better as it's quieter and dinner requires reservations or showing up at 10:30 and crossing your fingers. This is a neighbourhood restaurant where I've been going for some fifteen years. The waiters are always the same and can be cantankerous, to say the least. However, if you stay polite and patient on a busy night, your mouth and stomach will NOT be disappointed! I went again last Friday and could do it again this week...

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Thank Christina C
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Last Sat. I went to this restaurant with my boyfriend.
None ever asked us if we needed a table so we decided to ask. They were too busy to answer and when they did, it seemed we were bothering them.

After 10 min. of waiting, a waiter treated as very disrespectfully, adding that we should wait in another section and, in his own words "YOU ARE NOT WHO DECIDE, WE DO" without paying any attention to what we were saying.

Yes, CUSTOMERS DO DECIDE... and we chose to leave.

we will never EVER enter that place again. People, if you are looking to have some good time and to enjoy the ambience, choose another place.

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

This is one of the great foodie finds in Montreal!
The best reason to come here is most definitely the food. They make a mean portuguese-style grilled chicken, with perfect homemade french fries. The clams doval style are also a favorite - fresh steamed clams on a bed of rice, all drowned in a delicious tomato based and perfectly spiced stew. YUM.
The atmosphere leaves nothing to be desired... a little dark, very casual.
The service is not the most friendly you'll ever encounter - the waiters rush around with what seem like permanent frowns and can be quite brusque.
It is the food that will keep you coming back, and once you try it - you'll forgive the service!

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Thank BelJL
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

This restaurant has the best Portuguese chicken in the city! The half chicken served with fries and salad is simply divine and at $12 a great price! The grilled octopus and calamari entrees are also cooked to perfection.

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Thank Christina K
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

One of my favorite Portuguese restaurants. The half chicken is a marvel, it comes with home made fries.
The grilled fish is great as well and the prices are very low.
I would highly recommend.

On the down side however, the service is not that friendly and the atmosphere is not very classy.

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Thank AntonP1
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